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December 5, 2017

The top CEOs of large companies, and how to build a great low-budget training program.

The First Bitcoin Billionaires

Business Insider

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss own one of the largest portfolios of Bitcoin in the world. Recent surges in the digital currency’s value have put the value of that portfolio at over $1 billion, an impressive return on an $11 million investment just four years ago.

Why We're Probably in for a #MeToo Backlash

Fast Company

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg posted a message warning of a potential backlash against the #MeToo campaign. Sandberg shared she worries about workplace repercussions that could limit the opportunities women have in their careers. “I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash: ‘This is why you shouldn’t hire women,'” she wrote. “Actually, this is why you should.”

SEC Responds to Growing Threat of ICOs


A new division of the SEC dedicated to "initial coin offerings" (IOCs) filed its first charges on Friday. The bulk of the $15 million raised in the PlexCoin scam appears to have come from investors paying not with credit cards, but with other cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and Litecoin. The agency’s new Cyber Unit signals their intent to ramp up enforcement against suspect ICOs.

Top Rated Large Company CEO


Comparably's Best CEOs 2017 report ranks the 50 best CEOs of large companies in the world. Topping the list is Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce. Benioff  received an average score of 90 from Salesforce employees. The winners are based on the CEOs that had the highest scores, as rated by their employees.

Getting Training Right, Without Blowing the Budget


There are several ways to build strong training programs without high costs. Try going on a "listening tour" by meeting with employees at every level of the company to get a better sense of culture. Invest in a learning management system (LMS) or a program with built-in curated content. Finally, the best-kept secret to a budget-friendly learning program is your own workforce. You can build a custom training program for your employees at zero cost by leveraging the skills, talents and expertise of those same employees.